Photos of Rural Life in Ghana, West Africa

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Fulani Woman, Ghana

Fulani woman milk seller. Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
Lauren Mong

Lauren Mong spent 8 months in Ghana (West Africa) during 2005, stationed at a small mission in the North of the country. She lived in a little village called Bunbonayili much as the local people did. Her home was a mud hut; she ate local food; gathered water; and did her washing by hand alongside the local women. It was an incredible experience and she managed to capture the beauty of the people and the landscape in these wonderful images.

This is a picture of an old fulani woman who would often come to our compound selling milk. This was taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.

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Village Boy, Ghana

A boy named Peter from Bunbonayili Village, Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong

A boy named Peter from Bunbonayili village.

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Boy Eating Candy, Ghana

A boy enjoying some candy. Photo taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong

A young boy enjoying a piece of candy in the village compound of Bunbonayili.

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The Dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana

Women doing their laundry in the dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong
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Young Fulani Girl, Ghana

Image of a young Fulani girl in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong

This is a young Fulani girl, who came with her grandmother, to sell milk. Her eyes were haunting. It was taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana.

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Boy Eating Porridge, Ghana

Boy eating porridge in Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong

A little boy enjoying his morning porridge in the village of Nabila in Ghana, West Africa. Taken in November of 2005.

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Breakfast in Ghana, West Africa

A woman and her child were enjoying morning porridge in Nabila Village, Northern Ghana.
Lauren Mong

A woman and her child enjoying morning porridge in Nabila Village, Northern Ghana.

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Girl in Pink, Bunbonayili village, Ghana

Girl in Pink, Northern Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong

Little girl in pink from Bunbonayili, a small northern village in Ghana, West Africa. This picture was taken in the summer of 2005

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Sunset over a hut in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.

Sunset over a hut in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
Lauren Mong

A picture of the outside of the compound where Lauren Mong lived in Bunbonayili, Ghana.

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Jinbong Village, Northern Ghana

Image from a hut in a Northern Ghana village, Jinbong.
Lauren Mong

This picture was taken from the hut Lauren stayed at in a Northern Ghana village called Jinbong. Lauren had to bike hours to get to this small village

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Water Gatherers, Ghana

Children gathering water as the sun sets. Bunbonayili Village, Ghana.
Lauren Mong

Children gathering water as the sun sets in Bunbonayili Village, Ghana.

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Making Tizet a local staple in Bunbonayili, Ghana

Women cooking tizet a local dish in Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong

A woman stirring a very local dish, tizet, for many hungry mouths. It's sort of like a thick corn mush. Taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana.

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Village Compound, Ghana

Bunbonayili Village Compound, Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong

Bunbonayili Village Compound, Ghana, West Africa

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Washing in a Dam, Ghana

Women and Children Collecting water from the dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
Lauren Mong

Women and children collecting water from the dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.

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Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a moment in Bunbonayili village, Ghana

Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a happy moment together in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa.
Lauren Mong

Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a happy moment together in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa.

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Local women doing laundry on the border of Ghana and Togo

Local women doing their laundry. Image taken on the border of Ghana and Togo (West Africa).
Lauren Mong

This photo was taken on the border of Ghana and Togo (West Africa). The local women were busy doing their laundry.

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Sunset, Bunbonayili, Ghana

A sunset over the dam in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa
Lauren Mong

A sunset over the dam in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa

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